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Matt Stiles

Matt Stiles covers Los Angeles County for The Times. He previously reported on North and South Korea from Seoul for the newspaper’s foreign desk, explaining the political and military tensions between the two nations — and recent efforts at diplomacy and peace. Before joining The Times, he worked for the Wall Street Journal, NPR and the Texas Tribune, among other news organizations. Stiles specializes in using data analysis and visualization to explain complex stories.
It’s Valentine’s Day. Let’s get married in a government office!

In the last decade, more than 7,000 people who got marriage licenses in Los Angeles County chose Valentine’s Day as their wedding day. Some also choose a government office to tie the knot on the traditional romantic holiday.

State senator enters race for seat on L.A. County Board of Supervisors

State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) announced Thursday that she plans to seek the 2nd District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, raising the chances that the panel could be governed entirely by women.

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